After his mother’s death due to COVID-19, Arsenal FC midfielder Lucas Torreira wants to return to South America to be closer with family.
The 25-year-old is currently on loan with Atlético Madrid, but Torreira wants to head to Boca Juniors rather than returning to The Gunners when the deal expires in June.
During an interview with TyC Sports, Torreira’s father, Ricardo Torreira, put the ball in the Argentine club’s court. He stated that if they want his son to depart Arsenal this summer to take action and begin movements to make it a reality.
“In football, everything is money. When the other wants to collect, some chance gives you to pay. This is simple: does Boca want it? Get on a plane, grab a phone and start the movements that, if you feel like making an effort, you will reach an agreement with Arsenal,” Torreira said.
It does seem as though Arsenal will work with the player to allow him to be closer to family; however, Boca Juniors does need to meet whatever financial price that the English club sets.
Boca Juniors does have contracts that it needs to sort out. For example, they’ll need to decide whether they can purchase star player Edwin Cardona whose loan deal expires in June.
With the coronavirus pandemic affecting the financial revenues, Boca Juniors needs to sort out its finances to make a Torreira move possible.